Steve Shumbres Donato Stepney Jacob Martinez

TEAM: Scranton Knights

COLORS: Cardinal & Gold

COACH: Steve Shumbres,  5th Season (13-25)

PIAA: Class 5A

2022 CONFERENCE: LFC Division 1

2021 RECORD: 4-7 (2-2 in conference)

RECORD LAST FIVE SEASONS: 19-30

STADIUM: Scranton Memorial Stadium

OFFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING: 5

DEFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING: 6

OFFENSIVE SCHEME:  Spread

DEFENSIVE SCHEME: 4-4

2022 PREVIEW

Scranton struggled at times in 2021 but did get some wins and had some good individual performances. The key for the Knights is to get more from their younger players early to compete in a division that got tougher. Scranton did move down to Class 5A, which went from two schools to six, so it will still be competitive to earn a postseason spot.

The first thing the Knights have to do is break in a new quarterback and that should be Billy Maloney. Brody Coyle will back him up. Lamiare Saldano and Donovan Laybourn-Boddie will take over the running back duties. Noah Ardestani is back at fullback. Donato Stepney is back at wide receiver and will be joined Matt Shilling, Elijah Ortiz, and Izzy Williams. Collin Miller is the new tight end.

The offensive line should be solid with three starters returning including left tackle Packy Rissmiller, right guard Adan Salazar and right tackle Javon James. Jacob Martinez and Greg Clark will compete for the left guard position while Dayshon Fulcher should be the opening day center

Half the defensive line returns with Martinez at end and Salazar at tackle. Ardestani, Hector Ortiz, and Fulcher will be in the mix for the other end while James, Rissmiller, and Noah Petrewski all will get a look at defensive tackle. Shilling and Laybourn-Boddie are back at the outside backer positions and will be backed up by Saldano and Chris Chandler. Nick Carrera, Craig Pabst, and Erik Bacon will battle for the two inside spots. Stepney is the veteran in the secondary for Scranton along with returning saftey Billy Thompson. Either Ortiz and Williams will play at the other corner while Nasir Moore will provide depth at saftey.

Sebastian Carmona will be the new placekicker and Elijah Ortiz will handle the punting duties.

QUOTE FROM COACH SHUMBRES: We feel as a staff that we have had a very successful offseason and we look forward to seeing our players grow as a team. We have a very competitive schedule and we will have to be ready every week and try to remain healthy.

RETURNING ALL-STARS – LFC DIVISION I
First Team Defensive Line – Jacob Martinez
Honorable Mention Offensive Line – Javon James
Honorable Mention Defensive Back – Donato Stepney

2021 Scranton Roster

#PlayerPosition2021 GradeHeightWeight
1Antonio HairstonDB, WR126'2184
2Charlie ThompsonDB, RB125'9181
2Dohnavin Laybourn-BoddieLB, RB116'1195
3Bashiyr MurphyDB, RB125'6144
3Charlie BartlebaughDB, QB115'9144
4Nasir MooreDB, WR116'1160
5Donato StepneyDB, WR115'11185
7Matt ShillingLB, WR115'10170
8Izzy WilliamsDB, WR116'0155
9Noah ArdestaniDL, FB115'10190
9Dylan FinnertyLB, QB105'10174
10Billy MaloneyDB, QB105'9155
11Elijah GarciaDB, WR105'8140
11Collin MillerDL, TE116'1200
12Arvel ChandlerDB, QB126'0155
12John AlmonteDB, WR105'9148
14Tristan ReeseLB, RB125'7160
16Craig PabstFB, LB105'10175
17Kemar FrazerDB, RB125'11158
17Elijah OrtizDB, WR115'9155
20Elijah AllenLB, RB125'9150
21Lamiare SaldanoLB, RB115'8162
22Chris ChandlerLB, WR106'0163
28Nick CardoneLB, RB125'8185
30Richard ThorneDB, RB115'10145
32Cooper HuyserDB, WR115'9158
33Jalen ChandlerLB, WR125'7172
34Connor OndekLB, RB105'6142
39Erik BaconFB, LB115'10173
40Rayhan WibowoDB, WR105'9167
44Dustin MillerDL, RB126'4250
45Shawn SmithLB, RB115'11205
49Jeremiah OrtizK125'9245
50Nick CarreraLB, OL115'11200
50Gavin HendersonDL, OL125'11252
52Tyler AncheraniDL, OL116'0220
55Michael DiehlDL, OL126'6280
56Hector OrtizDL, OL115'10202
61Will RobbinsDL, OL115'9233
63Dayshan FulcherDL, OL115'8210
65Sean NortonDL, OL126'4258
66Adan SalazarDL, OL105'9215
67Matt CoursenDL, OL126'0222
68Javon JamesLB, OL106'1244
70Bobby SherpinskasDL, OL126'0260
71Connor GriggsDL, OL105'10239
72Evan SpindlerDL, OL106'1275
73Nate KwiatkowskiDL, OL126'4256
76Noah PetrewskiDL, OL116'1365
77Packy RissmillerDL, OL116'1240
78Kareem JeffersonDL, OL126'1333
80Amir WilliamsDB, WR116'2160
84Adrien JohnsDB, WR106'0168